Sydney Howard

For the American dramatist and screenwriter, see Sidney Howard.
Sydney Howard

Howard in The Mayor's Nest (1932)
Born 7 August 1885
Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Died 12 June 1946
London, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Years active 1929-1945 (film)

Sydney Howard (7 August 1884 12 June 1946) was an English stage comedian and film actor born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire.[1]

Already a major stage star, Howard made his feature film début in Jack Raymond's Splinters (1929), and went on appearing in unique roles in films such as French Leave, Up for the Cup and The Mayor's Nest.[2] Despite his popularity in the 1920s and 1930s films he appeared in, Howard is almost totally forgotten today. His most revived film is When We Are Married, in which he played a drunken photographer.[1]

In 1937 British exhibitors voted him the 10th most popular British star at the box office.[3]



  1. 1 2 Stars of British Films A Series of 50 - No. 4 Sydney Howard
  2. "Sydney Howard". BFI.
  3. "PICTURES and PERSONALITIES.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954). Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 10 April 1937. p. 5. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
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